The Wales winger made a goalscoring return for Tottenham on the clubâ€™s US tour despite declaring himself unfit for Olympic duty.
After leading her team to victory over New Zealand in GB womenâ€™s Olympic debut, captain Stoney, of Lincoln Ladies, said: "I donâ€™t understand it â€” he wouldnâ€™t want to miss this.
"Weâ€™ve been in close contact with the guys and theyâ€™re as overwhelmed by this as we are. Theyâ€™re amazed and ecstatic as well.
"Donâ€™t think just because theyâ€™re pros theyâ€™re not (ecstatic) because, speaking to them, they really are.
"It was a dream come true today. You have so many ups and downs in your career and you have to fight so many obstacles, especially as a female playing football. Nobodyâ€™s had it easy. You donâ€™t get to the top by taking it easy."